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Bar-B-Clean Fires Up National Expansion Plans »

May 04, 2015 at 11:54AM PDT | Source: Bar-B-Clean

Looks to Add 30+ Barbecue Cleaning Franchises by End of 2016
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – If you haven’t had your barbecue cleaned in a while, there’s a good chance that rats, mice, or other critters have lived, snacked, or left droppings inside. Additionally, that crusted mess and grease dripping on the grates and underneath is both a fire danger and a health hazard, and makes your food just taste nasty.
But have no fear. Bar-B-Clean is coming to a neighborhood near you.
With eight locations already serving 17 territories throughout seven states – including Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas – the only barbecue cleaning franchise in the country recently announced an aggressive expansion initiative to add more than 30 new territories nationwide by the end of 2016...

Mosquito Squad And Yard Expert Jason Cameron Team Up To Teach Tick Tricks Of The Trad »

May 04, 2015 at 11:43AM PDT | Source: Mosquito Squad
Mosquito Squad Opportunities Available

Lyme Disease Awareness Month: Tips To Reduce Tick Exposure At Your Own Home From The Squad
RICHMOND, Va. - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/  - Wondering how to protect yourself and your family from ticks this spring and summer? Mosquito Squad, the national leader in tick and mosquito elimination has teamed up with licensed contractor, TV host and yard expert Jason Cameron to create easy DIY tips helping homeowners eliminate disease bearing ticks from their yards.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 14 significant diseases, including Lyme disease, are carried by ticks. While tick species vary by region, the black-legged tick that causes Lyme disease is most prevalent in the Northeastern and upper Midwest regions of the United States and is responsible for the majority of Lyme disease reports...

DoubleTree By Hilton Opens First Property In Lafayette, Louisiana »

May 04, 2015 at 9:45AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAFAYETTE, La. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette, located near the city’s vibrant downtown and less than three miles from Lafayette Regional Airport. Formerly a Hilton hotel, the property has undergone a $12 million transformation that includes a total redesign of the lobby, updated guest rooms, new furniture throughout the public areas, renovated pool and sun deck, reconstructed porte-cochère and revamped restaurant and bar concepts. The hotel is owned by Garrison Wright Prop Co JV LLC and managed by Hospitality Management Advisors.
“With its beautiful renovation and first-class services and amenities, we are proud to count DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette as the newest addition to our rapidly-expanding portfolio," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton...

Sky Zone Awards Franchise In Fenton »

May 04, 2015 at 9:36AM PDT | Source: Sky Zone

Creator Of The World's First All-Walled Trampoline Playing Court Is Coming To Town
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // FENTON, Mo. - Sky Zone Trampoline Park, creator of the world's first all-walled trampoline playing court, announces it has awarded its newest franchise in Fenton, with plans to open its doors in fall of 2015. For a WoW experience, the brand new facility will include an Open Jump Court, Ultimate Dodgeball courts, SkySlam Basketball courts, and a giant Foam Pit. The new 30,000 square foot park will offer local families a better choice for entertainment and recreation by bringing this innovative concept to the rapidly growing community.
Sky Zone will defy gravity with its newest park, offering Fenton residents and visitors the ultimate play experience...

Mancini’s And Pinot’s Palette Open New Locations At Alameda South Shore Center »

May 04, 2015 at 9:30AM PDT | Source: Pinot's Palette

Both tenants have signed a five year lease.
Alameda, California (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 - Alameda South Shore Center, a 594,000-square-foot open-air shopping destination that features a variety of nationally known and local retailers and restaurants, announces Mancini’s SLEEPWORLD, the premier place to buy a mattress in Northern California, and Pinot’s Palette, a national paint-and-sip franchise, have both signed five year leases.
Mancini’s is located in a new 7,541 square-foot location at Suite 1910 and Pinot’s Palette is located in a new 1,719 square-foot location at Suite 840. Both tenants are Bay Area residents that have been carefully considering the Alameda market for expansion; selecting South Shore Center for its prime location and shopper demographic...

Baskin-Robbins Is Celebrating Moms Nationwide With May Flavor Of The Month, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™ »

May 04, 2015 at 8:17AM PDT | Source: Baskin Robbins

And Lineup Of Elegant Ice Cream Cakes; Baskin-Robbins Continues Its “Celebrate 31” Promotion With 31% Off All Ice Cream Sundaes On Sunday, May 31st
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // CANTON, Mass. – Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is scooping up something extra special this May to celebrate mom with the return of its popular May Flavor of the Month, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies™, and fanciful frozen treats that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Inspired by mom’s secret recipe, Mom’s Makin’ Cookies features brown-sugar flavored ice cream filled with chocolate chip cookie pieces, chocolate flavored chips and a delicious cookie dough batter-flavored ribbon...

World's Largest Floor Cleaning Franchise Continues Expansion »

May 04, 2015 at 8:00AM PDT | Source: Chem-Dry Carpet Drapery & Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry Franchise Is Now in 46 Countries and Is Seeking Master Franchise Partners in Eastern Europe, North Africa and Brazil
NASHVILLE, TN - (Marketwired - May 4, 2015) - Chem-Dry, the world's largest floor cleaning franchise with 3,500 franchises in 46 countries, continues to expand throughout the world. The top-rated floor cleaning franchise has recently partnered with master franchises to bring the brand to Spain, India, Egypt and France. Now the company is seeking entrepreneurs in Poland, Turkey, Germany, Morocco, Brazil and Czech Republic.
"Chem-Dry has been Entrepreneur magazine's top-rated floor cleaning franchise for more than two decades, and we've helped franchisees create thriving businesses since 1977 -- in the United States and around the world since 1987," said Joe Manuszak, Director of International Development...

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Announces Opening Of Hilton Hotel In San Luis Potosi, Mexico »

May 04, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: Hilton Worldwide

Full-service Hotel Welcomes Travelers to Colonial City and Leading Industrial Center
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the 123-room Hilton San Luis Potosi hotel in Mexico. This newest addition to Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio in Mexico welcomes travelers to one of the only full-service upscale accommodation options in the city.
“The history and charm of San Luis Potosi lends itself to a city known for art, culture and architecture and the opening of this property highlights the importance of this region as we continue our brand’s expansion throughout Latin America,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide...

Caribou Coffee Takes Cold Brew To The Next Level With New Crafted Press Cold Coffee Drink »

May 04, 2015 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: Caribou Coffee

Handcrafted cold brew drink with real, simple ingredients permanently added to menu.
May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS - Caribou Coffee has proudly served premium cold press coffee (also known as cold brew) since the company's inception more than two decades ago. Today, the Minnesota-based coffeehouse is taking its original cold press to the next level with the introduction of Crafted Press cold coffee to its menu nationwide.
Crafted Press is handcrafted with cold press coffee, which Caribou Coffee has always steeped to perfection for at least 12 hours, and blended (without ice) with just the right combination of real cream and sugar. Then, ice is poured over the "secret blend" to maintain the frothy top, creating a smooth, delicious, low calorie drink...

Essay Contest Offers Students Scholarships And A Chance To Have Their Writing Published On Chipotle Packaging »

May 04, 2015 at 7:06AM PDT | Source: Chipotle Mexican Grill

Authors Jonathan Safran Foer, Laura Esquivel to judge "Cultivating Thought" Essay Contest for middle and high school students, offering each of 10 winners a $20,000 scholarship
DENVER - (BUSINESS WIRE) - May 4, 2015 - Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has launched the Cultivating Thought essay contest, a writing competition offering scholarship opportunities to middle and high school students who submit essays by May 31. By entering original stories about a time when food created a memory, participating students will have the chance to see their work featured on cups and bags in Chipotle restaurants as part of the Cultivating Thought author series.
Chipotle essay contest offers students scholarships and a chance to have their writing published on Chipotle packaging...

Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza Announces Grand Opening Of Sixth Chicago Area Restaurant »

May 04, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: Blaze Pizza

Free Pizzas for Blaze Pizza Fans at Pointe Plaza in Niles on Friday, May 8
LOS ANGELES, CA - (Marketwired - May 4, 2015) - Blaze Fast Fire'd Pizza, the fast-casual concept, known for its chef-driven menu and casually hip restaurants, announced today that it will open its sixth Chicago area restaurant, in Niles, on Thursday, May 7th. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will offer FREE build-your-own artisanal pizzas on Friday, May 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to anyone who follows Blaze Pizza on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. The Niles restaurant will be located in Pointe Plaza (5712 West Touhy Avenue), near Starbucks.
Blaze Pizza is a modern day "pizza joint" known for its custom-built artisanal pizzas, freshly made salads, blood orange lemonade and s'more pies...

7-Eleven Triple Crown: All Three Military Veteran Finalists Win A Store In Operation: Take Command Contest »

May 04, 2015 at 6:54AM PDT | Source: 7-Eleven

May 04, 2015 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - 7-Eleven, Inc. hit a triple in Operation: Take Command, the contest to award a U.S. military veteran a 7-Eleven® store. Although one finalist was expected to emerge in the last round of the competition, all three finalists were selected as winners.
Active-duty Active Duty U.S. Army Captain Robert Kemna of Miami (currently stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.), Army veteran Salil Gautam of Chesapeake, Va., and U.S. Navy veteran Mark Anthony Page of Granbury, Texas, will all become business-owners of their own 7-Eleven franchise.
As the last step in the almost six-month long contest, the three finalists interviewed with 7-Eleven President and CEO Joe DePinto, an Army veteran himself, last week at the company's home office in Dallas...

Realogy Reports Financial Results For First Quarter 2015 »

May 04, 2015 at 6:26AM PDT | Source: Realogy Corporation

Residential Real Estate Leader Reports Revenue of $1.1 Billion, a 5% Increase Year-over-Year; Q1 Homesale Transaction Volume Increases 10% Year-over-Year
MADISON, N.J. - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and prominent provider of real estate brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement services, today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015, including the following highlights:

Revenue of $1.1 billion, which represents a 5% increase compared to first quarter 2014, was driven by higher homesale transaction volume.
Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $70 million, compared to $53 million in the first quarter of 2014, a year-over-year increase of 32%...

Salata Sweetens Up Its Line With Limited-Time Offerings »

May 04, 2015 at 6:03AM PDT | Source: Salata

Watermelon, mango and blueberries available through June 15.
HOUSTON, - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire  - Houston-based Salata, the fast-growing salad and salad wrap restaurant company, will kick off summer with three new additions to its 50+ ingredient list – watermelon, mango and blueberry.
Now through June 15, guests can sweeten up their custom salad or salad wrap at any of Salata's 42 locations in Texas, California and Illinois.
"We're always looking to add new fresh and healthy items so our loyal guests can have even more variety when building their perfect salad or salad wrap," said Salata founder Berge Simonian. "Watermelon, mango and blueberry add delicious flavors and healthful vitamins and minerals, like watermelon's lycopene, or the vitamin C and antioxidants in mango and blueberries...

Cellairis Mobile Device Repair Services Now Offered Inside Houston Walmart »

May 04, 2015 at 6:00AM PDT | Source: Cellairis Mobile Repairs

The latest opening of Cellairis in Walmart at 12353 FM 1960 Rd W in Houston, TX 77065 enables customers to receive convenient on-site mobile device and computer repair services while they shop. Cellairis offers dependable, fast and affordable repairs on the latest models of iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy and Macs.
Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 04, 2015 - Cellairis is a worldwide mobile device and computer repair franchise with a reputation for providing fast and cost-effective repairs on iPhone, iPad and Samsung Galaxy devices with premium parts and accessories. Cellairis employs only certified technicians who are trained to resolve cracked screens, water damage battery replacement and more with a fast turnaround. To prove their top quality workmanship, Cellairis extends an unbeatable warranty on all device repair services and parts...

Sterling Hill Joins EXIT Realty In Traverse City »

May 04, 2015 at 5:55AM PDT | Source: EXIT Realty

Traverse City, Michigan (Grassroots Newswire) April 28, 2015 - EXIT Realty Paramount in Traverse City today announced the addition of Sterling Hill to its team of real estate professionals.
"We’re excited to welcome Sterling to EXIT Realty," says Holly Hack, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Paramount. "EXIT is about turning houses into homes."
Sterling grew up in a family involved in investment real estate. He’s a 4th generation member of his family in the real estate business. He has a long history of experience in renovating and flipping rental properties. He specializes in investment properties, which are abundant in our area. Our area holds countless ways to enjoy work and recreational opportunities in nature’s play-land...

McDonald's Announces Initial Steps In Turnaround Plan Including Worldwide Business Restructuring And Financial Updates »

May 04, 2015 at 5:44AM PDT | Source: McDonald's

OAK BROOK, Ill. - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Easterbrook today announced the initial steps of the Company's turnaround plan including a restructuring of McDonald's worldwide business and financial updates.
"Today we are announcing the initial steps to reset and turn around our business," Easterbrook said. "As we look to shape McDonald's future as a modern, progressive burger company, our priorities are threefold - driving operational growth, returning excitement to our brand and unlocking financial value."
Easterbrook added, "The immediate priority for our business is restoring growth under a new organizational structure and ownership mix designed to provide greater focus on the customer, improve our operating fundamentals and drive a recommitment to running great restaurants...

Marble Slab Creamery® And MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery® Introduce New Ice Cream Cakes With A High "Wow" Factor »

May 04, 2015 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Marble Slab Creamery

Cookie Jar Chaos, Savannah Banana Fudge, Mint Chocolate Meltdown and More - New flavors and varieties redefine the traditional ice cream cake.
ATLANTA - May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Let them eat ice cream cake! But not just any ice cream cake! Somewhere along the way, the ice cream cake, the beloved all-American treat appropriate for all celebrations, lost its way. But, Marble Slab Creamery® and MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery® are redefining ice cream cakes as we know them with the introduction of unique, inventive and fun flavors and varieties. The national ice cream creamery, known for its unlimited mix-in offerings and homemade premium ice cream, is introducing 10 new over the top made from scratch ice cream cakes: Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Overload, Chocolate Rocky Road Brownie, Cookie Jar Chaos, Snickers® Snackers Snuckers, Savannah Banana Fudge, Mint Chocolate Meltdown, Mocha Cappuccino Fudge, Raving Craving Sprinkle Cake, Visit to the Candy Shoppe and Strawberry Shortcake...

Yumilicious Features Chamoy-Inspired Frozen Yogurt For Cinco De Mayo »

May 04, 2015 at 5:16AM PDT | Source: Yumilicious

Dallas, TX - May 03, 2015 - (PR.com) - Dallas-based franchise, Yumilicious Frozen Yogurt, will launch Chamoyada frozen yogurt at all its Dallas-Fort Worth lounges for the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday.
“We’re incredibly excited to introduce Chamoyada frozen yogurt. It’s our version of the traditional Mexican Chamoy sauce, which is typically made from pickled fruit and spices. We wanted to celebrate the Mexican culture and cuisine deeply rooted right here in the DFW area. Our Chamoyada yogurt is sweet and tangy, leaving a mouth-watering sensation!” Christian Le, Yumilicious Co-founder said.
Chamoyada frozen yogurt is gluten free and packed with beneficial Live & Active Cultures. In addition to being nonfat, the milk used to make Yumilicious’ yogurt is rBST free...

Patricia Baker Attends RE/MAX Conference In Las Vegas »

May 04, 2015 at 5:11AM PDT | Source: RE/MAX

Patricia Baker of RE/MAX Alliance Group Joined Nearly 6,000 Agents from Around the World and Networked with Colleagues from 53 Countries
Sarasota, FL - May 02, 2015 - (PR.com) - Patricia Baker of RE/MAX Alliance Group recently returned from the annual RE/MAX R4 Convention in Las Vegas, where she joined nearly 6,000 agents from around the world as they listened to the vision of co-founders Dave and Gail Liniger, learned best practices, and networked with colleagues from 53 countries.
"The connections I made at this conference enable me to help my clients whether they are buying or selling anywhere in the world," Baker said. "With the RE/MAX connections I have made, my world has shrunk."
The RE/MAX R4 Convention featured a keynote presentation by NFL future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and closed with a special performance by Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler...



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